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Detailed vegetation height estimates across the tropics released

Falmouth, Mass. – Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) scientists produced a dataset of below hectare scale estimates of forest heights across the tropics. Based on consistent measurements from satellite RADAR and Lidar instruments, the new dataset is a first-of-its-kind example of how future satellites can provide regular estimates on vertical ...

Unveiling NexGen CAO for discovery, conservation, action

By Greg Asner Carnegie Airborne Observatory May 1, 2015

The Carnegie Airborne Observatory - "a mix of hi-tech mapping instrumentation and aviation bling...somewhere between Avatar and Batman" - is a unique tool for assessing forest health and identifying causes of deforestation. The foundation is proud to have supported the development of CAO's mapping technology, as well as its research ...

Leaders share lessons in leadership in honor of Nurses Week

April 29, 2015

In honor of Nurses Week, May 6-12, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation releases Lessons in Leadership: The Betty Irene Moore Speaker Series, a collection of 13 short videos featuring nationally-recognized leaders in nursing or health care who share the strategies that shaped their career and the lessons they learned. ...

Conservation and the Thirty Meter Telescope

April 29, 2015

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has a strong commitment to environmental conservation. As one of the largest private funders for conservation, we are dedicated to protecting some of the most important land and marine ecosystems worldwide.

The question of a potential conflict between conservation on Mauna Kea and the construction of ...

Hyperdominance in Amazonian forest carbon cycling

April 28, 2015

New findings from research supported in part through the Moore Foundation appear in the journal Nature Communications today, showing that just one percent of all tree species in the Amazon make up half of the entire rainforest and therefore store 50 percent of the region’s carbon. Moore Foundation grants (...

Thirty Meter Telescope

Thirty Meter Telescope Benefits Humankind

April 15, 2015

As the science that reaches beyond the stars, astronomy captures our collective imagination. From the earliest voyagers who navigated by starlight to the innovators who developed the first telescope, astronomy inspires us.

These breakthroughs further our knowledge of the origins of the universe billions of years ago and help us ...

Updated report measures how global tuna stocks stack up against the MSC standard

Washington, D.C. – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released an updated report assessing the status of global tuna stocks according to the methodology developed by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), one of the world’s most widely recognized certification schemes for sustainable seafood.
The report, An Evaluation of the Sustainability ...

Fish 2.0 adds high-value prizes to seafood business competition

Fish 2.0 April 1, 2015

The Moore Foundation is proud to support the Fish 2.0 business competition, which drives innovation and investment in the sustainable seafood sector. 

New prizes in the Fish 2.0 business competition will give winners the most valuable advantage a growing seafood supplier can have: extended face-to-face meetings with executives from some ...

Number of ISSF participating companies climbs to 25

Vietnamese tuna company Foodtech JSC has become the latest organization to join the conservation efforts of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) as an associate participating company. Participating companies work with the Foundation to advocate for improved fishery management, fund scientific advancements through research and expert analysis, and take direct ...

Amazon’s carbon uptake declines as trees die faster

University of Leeds March 18, 2015
Foundation grantees have contributed to research published March 18th in Nature, showing through the results of a 30-year study that the Amazon is experiencing “a huge surge in the rate of trees dying” (see announcement below). Moore Foundation grants (#1656 and #3000) helped support the Amazon Forest Inventory Network (RAINFOR) ...

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